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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Administrative Capacity in the New EU Member States reviews progress made in
the development of public management systems capable of meeting European
standards in the new member states of the European Union (EU), looking into the
people, systems, and service delivery aspects of public management systems. The
new member states face considerable challenges - improving fiscal management,
building absorption capacity of rapidly increasing levels of EU structural
funds, and enhancing economic competitiveness - making essential the building
of high-quality public management systems. The study applies existing tools for
comparative analysis and bench-marking of public management quality used in the
context of the EU. It draws conclusions on why progress has been slow on
introducing competitive public management systems and practices in the new
member states. This report proposes an agenda for reform as well as
alternatives to traditional approaches to strengthening public management